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Manchester City predicted lineup vs West Ham - Premier League

Max Parsons
Manchester City are looking good for the title
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Manchester City face a huge trip to West Ham on Sunday, as they look to plant one hand on the Premier League trophy.

Pep Guardiola's men will move six points clear of Liverpool at the summit with a win, leaving the Reds with little hope with two games remaining. The Citizens look good for it, too, coming into the weekend having beaten Newcastle 5-0 and Wolves 5-1 in their previous two outings.

They'll look to overcome a West Ham side that finally got back to winning ways with a 4-0 win over Norwich last time. Here's how Guardiola could line his men up.

1. Manchester City predicted lineup vs West Ham (4-3-3)

Kevin De Bruyne
As sure a starter as they come / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

GK: Ederson - So key to Manchester City's style of play, the Brazilian is set for a 36th league appearance this term, looking for a 21st clean sheet.

RB: Joao Cancelo -
Kyle Walker will remain out for the remainder of the season, so we can expect the outrageously good Cancelo to continue at right-back.

CB: Rodri -
Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho were both forced off at Wolves, leaving Guardiola with a nightmare to deal with in terms of defensive options - Rodri could be forced to be this week's makeshift centre-back.

CB: Nathan Ake -
The Dutchman's return to fitness has come as a blessing, that's for sure.

LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko -
Coming into the weekend with two assists in his last three starts, the Ukrainian never lets his side down.

DM: Ilkay Gundogan -
Will probably be asked to anchor the side due to absences at the back.

CM: Bernardo Silva -
Started in the forward line (not that he stuck to his position) last time out but will likely be forced back into a deeper role due to defensive injuries.

CM: Kevin De Bruyne - In absolutely scintillating form, the Belgian will inevitably feature following his four-goal haul last time out.

RW: Raheem Sterling -
Guardiola certainly has no lack of options up top and may opt to leave Riyad Mahrez out once more, favouring the in-form Sterling.

ST: Gabriel Jesus -
The Brazilian hasn't scored in two outings but could come back into the starting XI as a result of some forced reshuffling.

LW:
Phil Foden - Was excellent at Molineux and should definitely start at the London Stadium.


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